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The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

 

[ID:1681] From: Miss Ann Hope Grant / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mrs Ogilvie (Ogilvy) (Patient) / 25 May 1779 / (Incoming)

Letter from Ann Hope Grant concerning the case of Mrs Ogilvie discussing their journey south and suggesting some intimacy with the Cullen family, mentioning Lord Hopeton and others. Her party has reached Ashburn [Ashbourne] in Derbyshire.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1681
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/768
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date25 May 1779
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from Ann Hope Grant concerning the case of Mrs Ogilvie discussing their journey south and suggesting some intimacy with the Cullen family, mentioning Lord Hopeton and others. Her party has reached Ashburn [Ashbourne] in Derbyshire.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1167]
Case of Mrs Ogilvie who has a cough and chest complaint.
4


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2530]AuthorMiss Ann Hope Grant
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2513]PatientMrs Ogilvie (Ogilvy)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2530]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMiss Ann Hope Grant
[PERS ID:823]Other Charles Cullen
[PERS ID:2533]OtherLady Elizabeth Hope (Lady Hopetoun)
[PERS ID:824]Other Peter Cullen
[PERS ID:2534]OtherMiss Elizabeth Cullen
[PERS ID:825]OtherMrs Robina Millar
[PERS ID:544]OtherDr Henry Cullen (Harry, Dr Henry, "the young doctor" )
[PERS ID:826]OtherMiss Anna Cullen (Annie)
[PERS ID:545]OtherDr Archibald Cullen (Ar or Arch)
[PERS ID:1974]OtherMiss Margaret Cullen (Peggie)
[PERS ID:703]OtherEarl John Hope (Lord Hopetoun, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun)
[PERS ID:742]OtherLord (Judge) Robert Cullen (Lord Cullen)
[PERS ID:743]OtherMrs Anna Cullen

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Ashbourne (Ashburn) Midlands England Europe certain
Destination of Letter Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Bristol South-West England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Buxton Midlands England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Carlisle North-West England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Cupar (Coupar / Coupar of Fife) Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Manchester North-West England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Preston North-West England Europe certain

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Ashburn May 25th 1779
Sir /


I promised from the Road to give you an
account of your Patient she apears to me
to be much better than when we left Edenburgh
we at first went two stages a day but since
we came into England we have gone three we
are never out till after nine in the morning not
after seven at night -- Mrs Ogilvy Coughs much
less and hardly any when in the Chaise she sleeps
better and has had only 3 nights any thing of
the shortness of Breath, and then to no great
degree - the pain in her side she says is not
so constant nor so severe as when at Couper
but she still often complains of a little uneasy¬
ness in her breast ↑and side. -- We shall still be about
four days up on our Road to London and I
should wish much you wou'd let us know by
a letter there whether you wish us to remain
any time at Bristol or what you would wish
us to do ----- there is one thing which perhaps
it may be necessary you shou'd be acquainted with
which is that Mrs Ogilvy has continued out of



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Order ↑now↑ for thirteen days ↑bad↑ - as it is not to any
great degree and Mrs Ogilvy finds herself
better I shou'd hope their was nothing in it
but I do not think it proper to conceal any
thing of that kind in her situation from
those whose advice we depend upon --
Mrs Ogilvy bids me also ask you what quantity
of the Bristol water she shou'd Drink --
We dined to day at Buxton with Lord Hopeton
my Lord Honnest Man is not so well as I cou'd
wish him - he has had an Inflamation in his Eyes
and I do not think he seems in very good spirits
Lady Hopeton was confined to her Room so
we only saw my Lord and good Lady Charlotte
Erskine - We have had remarkable warm weather
for some days past - at passing of Carlisle
I wished to have seen the Senhouses's but I
thought it better at present not to go to
a private House with Mrs Ogilvy as we
can answer better for one time and that
we have every thing to our mind in an inn -
We wished much to see the Lancashire Witches 1 .
Mrs Ogilvy said she woud give any thing for
a fair. We were in good luck for we met


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with one in Preston and another at Manchester
and we both agreed we never had seen so many
pretty Woeman - My pen is bad indeed and I
am sleepy so I must only beg Dr Cullens excuse
for this trouble beg to hear from him and
with best Compliments to Mrs Cullens Mr & Miss
Cullens and Mrs Ogilvies best Compliments to
Dr Cullen beg he will believe me to be with
reguard his Obliged &c

Ann Hope Grant



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To
Dr Cullen
Mint Closs


Miss H. G.
Concerning Mrs Ogilvie
May 25. 1779
x p15

Notes:

1: The famous Lancashire Witch trials of the early seventeenth-century generated various local legends, tales, poems and novelistic treatments, but the phrase, as the context here suggests, came to be used to refer colloquially to 'beautiful women'.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Ashburn May 25th 1779
Sir /


I promised from the Road to give you an
account of your Patient she apears to me
to be much better than when we left Edenburgh
we at first went two stages a day but since
we came into England we have gone three we
are never out till after nine in the morning not
after seven at night -- Mrs Ogilvy Coughs much
less and hardly any when in the Chaise she sleeps
better and has had only 3 nights any thing of
the shortness of Breath, and then to no great
degree - the pain in her side she says is not
so constant nor so severe as when at Couper
but she still often complains of a little uneasy¬
ness in her breast ↑and side. -- We shall still be about
four days up on our Road to London and I
should wish much you wou'd let us know by
a letter there whether you wish us to remain
any time at Bristol or what you would wish
us to do ----- there is one thing which perhaps
it may be necessary you shou'd be acquainted with
which is that Mrs Ogilvy has continued out of



[Page 2]

Order ↑now↑ for thirteen days ↑bad↑ - as it is not to any
great degree and Mrs Ogilvy finds herself
better I shou'd hope their was nothing in it
but I do not think it proper to conceal any
thing of that kind in her situation from
those whose advice we depend upon --
Mrs Ogilvy bids me also ask you what quantity
of the Bristol water she shou'd Drink --
We dined to day at Buxton with Lord Hopeton
my Lord Honnest Man is not so well as I cou'd
wish him - he has had an Inflamation in his Eyes
and I do not think he seems in very good spirits
Lady Hopeton was confined to her Room so
we only saw my Lord and good Lady Charlotte
Erskine - We have had remarkable warm weather
for some days past - at passing of Carlisle
I wished to have seen the Senhouses's but I
thought it better at present not to go to
a private House with Mrs Ogilvy as we
can answer better for one time and that
we have every thing to our mind in an inn -
We wished much to see the Lancashire Witches 1 .
Mrs Ogilvy said she woud give any thing for
a fair. We were in good luck for we met


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with one in Preston and another at Manchester
and we both agreed we never had seen so many
pretty Woeman - My pen is bad indeed and I
am sleepy so I must only beg Dr Cullens excuse
for this trouble beg to hear from him and
with best Compts to Mrs Cullens Mr & Miss
Cullens and Mrs Ogilvies best Compts to
Dr Cullen beg he will believe me to be with
reguard his Obliged &c

Ann Hope Grant



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To
Dr Cullen
Mint Closs


Miss H. G.
C Mrs Ogilvie
May 25. 1779
x p15

Notes:

1: The famous Lancashire Witch trials of the early seventeenth-century generated various local legends, tales, poems and novelistic treatments, but the phrase, as the context here suggests, came to be used to refer colloquially to 'beautiful women'.

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